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June 2, 2012

Chocolate: The Sweet Medicine for Cardiovascular and Stem Cell Health

A recent blog discussed 10 ways to improve your stem cells.

#1 was to reduce sugar intake and adopt a low glycemic diet.

The glycemic index is used to categorize carbohdydrates according to how they influence your blood sugars.  Low gylcemic foods results in a small and steady rise in your blood sugar levels.  This in turn is associated with a healthier body weight, higher energy levels and better performance.

Dark chocolate has a low glycemic index  dark chocolate so it won’t make your blood sugar levels peak and then crash a few hours later.  Dark chocolate is  chocolate with a cocoa content of 70 percent or higher.

In addition a recent study demonstrated that daily consumption of dark chocolate  help prevent cardiovascular events in patients at risk for heart disease.  With 100% compliance, treatment would prevent 70 non-fatal and 15 fatal cardiovascular events per 10,000 population.

Bon appetit !

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